You didn’t ask for it, but here it is anyway: All my favourite yellow motorcycles. Plus some more for completion’s sake. So there’s quite a lot here.

It’s impossible to capture all of the yellow motorcycles ever, and I’m sure someone will chime in with a “Hey, how about this 1956 relatively obscure brand of awesomeness I own?” and you’re welcome to. Especially if you allow me to share a pic!

Yellow motorcycles are a niche pursuit, I know. Most people favour other colours, especially when certain brands are involved. But to those of us who like bright, sunny colours, well, here’s a little gallery that you might enjoy.

Some brands use a lot of yellow, and some just save it for special occasions. You’ll see relatively more yellow motorcycles from BMW, Ducati, Honda, and Suzuki.

Have fun!

Note: This started out as a fun little post, and soon became an obsessive post of biblical proportions. This means that it’s both long and also continuing to grow! Don’t hesitate to comment for any obvious omissions. I’m somewhat limited by the availability of what I can get studio pictures of. Also, I may have burned my retinas from staring at too much yellow.

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Aprilia Yellow Motorcycles

Aprilia makes a lot of yellow scooters, but few yellow motorcycles. Here are some of the highlights. Get it? Highlights…

2012 Aprilia RSV4 / Tuono V4

Both the RSV4 and Tuono V4 came in “Sunlit Yellow” for 2012 and 2013.

2012 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Sunlit Yellow RHS 3 4
Aprilia Tuono V4 Yellow LHS 3-4 web
Aprilia Tuono V4 — Sunlit Yellow

Aprilia RS 660 / Tuono 660

Aprilia also released the RS 660 (and also the Tuono 660) in “Acid Gold”. I would struggle to call this yellow, given its company in this document, but some people do. It’s definitely yellow-ish and eye-catching, but further along the spectrum towards green.

Aprilia RS 660 Acid Gold RHS diagonal studio
Aprilia RS 660 Acid Gold RHS diagonal studio

BMW Yellow Motorcycles

BMW uses yellow in regular series motorcycles as well as for some special editions. They’re one of the big users of yellow, so this part is long.

BMW F 800 S

BMW F 800 S Yellow / Orange
BMW F 800 S “Sunset”

The BMW F 800 S is not the sexiest bike, but its colour is eye-catching! BMW calls this colour “Sunset”. BMW also made the F 800 R in “Sunset”, too (though there’s less paint as it’s a naked bike).

BMW K 1200 S

The K 1200 S came in a bumble-bee yellow and black, which they poetically call “Sun-Yellow Non-Metallic / White Aluminium Metallic / Dark Graphite Metallic”.

BMW K 1200 S studio yellow and black lhs white background
BMW K 1200 S studio yellow and black

It looks great, especially in person. Unfortunately, the K 1300 S, a bike which I prefer, did not come in this scheme. (It did come in some other very cool colour schemes, out of the scope of this discussion!)

BMW R 1100 S, R 1200 S

BMW released both its boxer-powered sport bikes in a yellow / orange colour scheme.

BMW R 1100 S Yellow LHS 3-4 white background
BMW R 1100 S

And the successor to the R 1100 S, the R 1200 S:

Yellow BMW R 1200 S Studio LHS 3-4
Yellow BMW R 1200 S

I’m a huge fan of the BMW R 1200 S — a unique, attractive, and interesting sport bike. Not for everyone (not really for me at the time, which is why I sold it), but it has a passionate group of followers. See here for more about it.

BMW GS Motorcycles — R 80 G/S to R 1250 GS

BMW has been releasing the GS motorcycles in yellow color schemes since the beginning, the R 80 G/S.

BMW R80 G/S yellow and black rhs 3-4 studio
BMW R80 G/S yellow and black

Later GS models were also released in yellow.

BMW R 1100 GS Yellow LHS
BMW R 1100 GS

The BMW R 1150 GS came in a couple of different yellow color variants. This one is “Mandarin”.

Mandarin yellow BMW R 1150 GS LHS 3-4 studio
BMW R 1150 GS, “Mandarin”

The BMW R 1200 GS also was released briefly in a similar colour scheme to “Mandarin”.

BMW R 1200 GS Hexhead yellow RHS studio
BMW R 1200 GS Hexhead yellow

BMW released a few yellow motorcycles in the “40 Years GS” colour scheme, including the R 1250 GS. It’s a special edition colour, so it costs more!

BMW R 1250 GS "40 Years GS" edition
BMW R 1250 GS “40 Years GS” edition

See the complete guide to the BMW GS Boxers, from the R80 G/S to today, here.

BMW R nine T Urban G/S “40 Years G/S” (2021)

The BMW Scrambler “40 Years GS” (same yellow colour scheme as the R 1250 GS) is another up-spec, more expensive BMW.

2021 BMW R nineT Scrambler 40 years GS edition with spoked rims
2021 BMW R nineT Scrambler 40 years GS edition with spoked rims

BMW S 1000 RR (2011)

In 2011 BMW released a model for the 2nd gen S 1000 RR, “Sun Grey Yellow”. This was the only S-series yellow motorcycle.

2011 BMW S 1000 RR Sun Yellow RHS
2011 BMW S 1000 RR “Sun Yellow”

Later, BMW also used an “Acid Green” colour which does look a little yellow. But hey, it’s called green.

Ducati Yellow Motorcycles

There are TONS of Ducati yellow motorcycles. It was one of their iconic racing colors. I’ll probably miss a few. Also, I can’t get photos for all Ducati motorcycles ever.

Ducati calls its yellow colour “giallo corse”, which means “racing yellow”.

A lot of Ducati folks say it has to be red or nothing. But then this just makes owners of yellow (or white, or even black) Ducati bikes feel special when going on rides with their buddies.

Ducati Superbikes — 916 to 1098

Ducati made a raft of superbikes from the 916 to 1098 in their racing yellow colour scheme.

Ducati 916 RHS 3-4 studio
Ducati 916 in yellow

The Ducati 748 has an identical visual design to the 916, but what the heck. Below is the cream of the crop, the 748R.

Ducati 748R Superbike — Yellow
Ducati 748R Superbike — Yellow

Ducat kept going with yellow motorcycles in the next iteration of the Superbike line, the 996 / 998.

Yellow Ducati 996
Ducati 996 in yellow
Ducati 998 RHS 3-4 studio
Ducati 998 RHS 3-4 studio

And yes, even the 999 came in Giallo Corse. Ah, the 999. Not everybody’s favourite, but it’s one of mine.

Ducati 999 RHS 3-4 studio Yellow
Ducati 999 Yellow

The Ducati 749 Superbike is styled aesthetically nearly exactly like the 999, and also came in yellow. I mean giallo.

Ducati 749 Superbike yellow RHS 3-4
Ducati 749 Superbike yellow

The Ducati 1098 was the last Superbike to come in yellow. This was the end of an era for Ducati sporty yellow motorcycles — Ducati shortly afterwards changed its racing colour to red. I don’t think there was a stock 1198 in yellow.

Ducati 1098 Yellow LHS studio web
Ducati 1098 in Yellow

Ducati Monster 600 to 821

There have been many models of Ducati Monster in yellow, starting with the Monster 600 in 1995, and ending with the recent (until 2020) Monster 821.

Here are a few pictures below of some Ducati Monster yellow motorcycles.

Ducati Monster 600 Yellow LHS 3-4
Ducati Monster 600 Yellow. The photo is fine; the problem is that the bike, like the Yeti, is blurry. (Mitch Hedberg reference)

The Monster 900S is ‘S’porty with that little yellow windshield. It does keep bugs off the hard-to-clean gauges. Sport!

2000 Ducati Monster 900S Yellow RHS 3-4
2000 Ducati Monster 900S in Yellow

The Monster 620, 800, and 1000 all share a visual design, more or less (though the 620 lacks an oil cooler), but I’m including them all here to keep the pundits happy. (I am one of said pundits.)

Ducati Monster 620 i.e Yellow LHS
Ducati Monster 620 i.e Yellow
Ducati Monster 800 i.e-Studio RHS dark background
Ducati Monster 800 i.e, Yellow
Ducati Monster 1000S Yellow RHS Studio
Ducati Monster 1000S Yellow
Ducati Monster 696 Yellow
Ducati Monster 696 Yellow
Ducati Monster S2R800 RHS rear 3-4
Ducati Monster S2R800 in yellow

After the S2R, Ducati took a hiatus on making yellow motorcycles in their standard / sport line, too. There was no (to my knowledge) Monster S4R, Monster 1100, or 1200 in yellow.

Ducati briefly came back with the 821, the last trellis-framed Monster.

2017 Ducati Monster 821 Yellow RHS
2017 Ducati Monster 821

We haven’t seen a yellow Monster since the 821. I wonder if Ducati will bring it back for the 2021+ Ducati Monster 937?

Ducati Multistrada 620

Ducati only released the Multistrada 620 (not even the contemporaneous 1000) in yellow.

Ducati Multistrada 620 Yellow RHS web
Ducati Multistrada 620 Yellow

Shame! There have been no other models of Multistrada in yellow. Not even its bigger siblings. (There were some factory test models I’ve read about, but none brought into production.)

See a complete model history of the air/oil-cooled Ducati Multistrada models here, including the 620.

Ducati Scrambler Models in Yellow

Ducati has released a number of Scrambler models (both 800 and 1100) in yellow from the very beginning. It goes well with Ducati’s “Land of Joy” marketing.

The first Ducati Scrambler yellow motorcycle was the 2016 Ducati Scrambler base model.

Ducati Scrambler Icon Yellow RHS
Ducati Scrambler Icon (2016+)

The “Flat Track Pro” variant, with Termignoni pipes, gets more splashes of yellow.

Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro Yellow rhs 3-4 web
Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro

The “Full Throttle” is the yellowiest of the 800 Scramblers.

2019 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle
Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0 RHS studio web
Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0

Finally, Ducati released the up-spec Ducati Scrambler 1100 in yellow, too.

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Studio Yellow RHS
Ducati Scrambler 1100 Studio Yellow RHS

The Ducati Scrambler Tribute Pro is a 2023 model for the Ducati Scrambler 1100 with high side-mounted exhausts, and an orangey-yellow colour. Ducati calls it “Ochre yellow”.

2022 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro Studio RHS
2022 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro

See here for the model guide to the Scrambler 1100.

Ducati Sport 1000

Ducati made the Sport 1000 Monoposto, part of the SportClassic (2006-2010) series, in yellow.

Ducati SportClassic Sport 1000 Monoposto front yellow LHS

Ducati Streetfighter 848

Ducati didn’t release many Streetfighters in yellow, but they did so for the Streetfighter 848. It’s called “Fighter Yellow”.

Ducati Streetfighter 848 RHS front yellow studio
Ducati Streetfighter 848

The Ducati Streetfighter 848 is a cracker of a bike, a still very-fast little sibling to the Streetfighter (as it was called then; we now think of it as the Street Fighter 1098). See the Streetfighter model guide here.

Ducati has also released a “Lamborghini” Streetfighter, but it’s not quite the same in terms of yellowiness.

Ducati Supersport models

I had one of these briefly! In fact, here’s a pic of mine, a 900. It was my only Ducati yellow motorcycle.

Ducati Super Sport 900 ie RHS studio
Ducati Super Sport 900 ie

Ducati also released the 800 and 1000 (which look the same) in yellow.

Ducati SuperSport 1000DS Yellow RHS studio
Ducati SuperSport 1000DS in yellow

Ducati ST series in Yellow

Lastly, Ducati made sport touring yellow motorcycles for those of us who like the growl of a racy liquid-cooled 4-valve-per-cylinder L-twin but complain about sore wrists after thirty minutes.

Yellow Ducati ST4 with luggage
Yellow 1999 Ducati ST4

Ducati made the ST2 and ST4 a-plenty in yellow, but the yellow ST3 is rarer.

See the Ducati ST series model guide.

Harley-Davidson Yellow Motorcycles

Harley has made many yellow motorcycles over the years. I could make an entire other post about Harley Davidson models in yellow, so this section is necessarily short. Sorry. If there’s one you really think I should look at, please tell me!

Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod (2011)

In “Chrome Yellow” with a black racing stripe.

2011 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special hi-res copy
2011 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special

OK, let’s have a look at that racing stripe. I do dig them.

2011 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special Rear
2011 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special Rear

Harley-Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle (2012), “Chrome Yellow”

2012 Harley-Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle
2012 Harley-Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle in yellow

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom

This was another “Chrome Yellow” for the 2012 model year.

2012 Harley Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom profile

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special (Eagle Eye Yellow Special Edition)

Below is a 2020 special edition of the FLTRXS.

Harley-Davidson FLTRXS R Road Glide Special Eagle Eye hi-res copy
Harley-Davidson FLTRXS Road Glide Special Eagle Eye

2022 CVO Street Glide

The CVO Street Glide in “Hightail Yellow Pearl”. It’s a little orange, tbh, but I like it.

2022 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide FLHXSE
2022 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide FLHXSE

2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster

This is the “new” liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson Nightster, Harley-Davidson’s most entry-level yellow motorcycle at present. It’s reminiscent of yellow Sportsters from a decade prior.

2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special RH975S RHS studio yellow
2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special RH975S

Honda Yellow Motorcycles

Honda has also had an epic run of yellow motorcycles, sometimes combined with black in a nice colour scheme, or sometimes solid.

Honda FireBlade (CBR900RR + 929, 954)

Honda did the Honda FireBlade (capital B, in Tadao Baba’s time) in yellow a number of years.

2000 Honda CBR929RR Yellow RHS
2000 Honda CBR929RR Yellow

And of course the CBR954RR FireBlade, a motorcycle that somehow looks like every toy I played with as a kid, so captures my imagination. (Get ’em while they’re young!)

Yellow Honda CBR954RR FireBlade RHS 3-4
Yellow Honda CBR954RR FireBlade

Honda CBR600F / F4 / F4i

Honda released the class-defining CBR600F in tons of colours. Below are a couple of the nicer yellow ones.

Purple and yellow CBR600F3
Honda CBR600F3 in purple / yellow, styled after the Smokin Joe’s RC45
Yellow and Black honda CBR600F4i

If you want to see the CBR600F in more colors, see the buyer’s guide.

Honda CBR600RR

Even Honda’s racier RR bike was briefly one of Honda’s yellow motorcycles — unusual, and thus eye-catching. But only in the first generation with the non-inverted forks (see the CBR600RR buyer’s guide).

2003-2004 Honda CBR600RR Yellow LHS 3-4
2003-2004 Honda CBR600RR Yellow

Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade (2008)

The Pearl Yellow / Black colour scheme for the Fireblade was a 2008 release.

2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Pearl Yellow / Black

Honda Valkyrie GL1500

Honda’s brawler powered by a hot-rodded version of the carburettor-fuelled flat six from the Honda Gold Wing. Very cool bike, with a bad-ass sound.

Yellow Honda Valkyrie GL1500 RHS 3-4
Yellow Honda Valkyrie GL1500

I had my eye on one of these with a custom sidecar, also painted yellow. But it got away from me.

Honda GL1500 Valkyrie Yellow with Sidecar
Honda GL1500 Valkyrie Yellow with custom sidecar (and custom mirrors not to my taste)

Honda Gold Wing (5th gen) + F6B

Honda released the 5th gen Gold Wing GL1800 in a gorgeous yellow.

2010 Gold Wing yellow RHS studio shadow
2010 Gold Wing yellow RHS studio

Honda also released the Gold Wing F6B, based on the same platform, as a yellow motorcycle for people too cool for a top box (or windscreen, or cruise control).

Honda Gold Wing F6B yellow RHS studio
Honda Gold Wing F6B yellow RHS studio

Honda VFR800 (5th gen)

Honda released the 5th gen VFR in yellow.

Yellow Honda VFR800 5th gen, right hand side studio image
Yellow Honda VFR800 5th gen, right hand side studio image

The Honda VFR800 is an iconic sport tourer based on earlier sport bikes, powered by a crackling fuel-injected V4 (the above is a 5th gen when EFI came about).

See the full guide to the Honda VFR800 generations.

Honda Fire Storm / Super Hawk (VTR1000F)

One of my favourite yellow motorcycles is the Honda VTR1000 Fire Storm. It looks like an actual fire storm!

Honda VTR1000F Superhawk Firestorm yellow studio
Honda VTR1000F Superhawk / Firestorm

Kawasaki Yellow Motorcycles

Kawasaki has done a limited run of yellow motorcycles, but they’re usually special.

Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Kawasaki has done a few yellow Ninja 250s. Here’s one. This is one of the most entry-level yellow motorcycles on this list, aside from the much newer Meteor 350.

Kawasaki Ninja 250R Yellow
Kawasaki Ninja 250R Yellow

Kawasaki Ninja 500R

The Ninja 500R is a lively, underrated bike. And it came in yellow! It’s considered a beginner bike, but it’s a great and reliable commuter.

Kawasaki Ninja 500R RHS 3-4

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki released the ZX-6R in some striking yellow colour schemes for a number of different years. Here’s a couple below.

2001 Kawasaki ZX-6R RHS yellow and black
2001 Kawasaki ZX-6R RHS yellow and black
2008 Kawasaki ZX-6R RHS Yellow
2008 Kawasaki ZX-6R

See the full Kawasaki ZX-6R buyer’s guide here.

Kawasaki Z900RS SE “Yellow Ball”

Kawasaki has released the Z900RS in many colours. It’s part of their thing. One of the colours is “Yellow Ball”, a special edition colour. (See here for all the colours).

2022 Kawasaki Z900RS SE Yellow Ball
2022 Kawasaki Z900RS SE Yellow Ball

This is, of course, modelled after the iconic 1973 Kawasaki Z1 “Yellow Ball”. But good luck finding one of those!

1973 Kawasaki Z1 Yellow Ball
1973 Kawasaki Z1 “Yellow Ball”

Moto Guzzi Yellow

Moto Guzzi has used yellow on limited occasions over the years. The below are two of the more frequently seen ones.

Moto Guzzi Sport 1100

Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport Yellow RHS
Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport Yellow RHS

Moto Guzzi V7 850 (2021+)

Moto Guzzi’s refreshed V7 with a 850 engine comes in yellow metallic.

Moto Guzzi V7 850 Yellow RHS 3-4
Moto Guzzi V7 850 Yellow

Piaggio Vespa GTS 300

Not a motorcycle per se, but it’s yellow as all get-out, and I wouldn’t mind seeing one parked next to my yellow Hayabusa at all. This is “Giallo Estate” Yellow.

Piaggio Vespa GTS 300 Yellow
Piaggio Vespa GTS 300 Yellow

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Fireball

Below is the only Meteor that actually looks like a fireball. These are compact, affordable, low-power, low-spec, but attractive bikes. They’re very popular.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Yellow RHS studio
Royal Enfield Meteor 350

Suzuki Yellow Motorcycles

There’s a load of Suzuki off-road and adventure motorcycles with yellow in them.

Probably the most ubiquitous splash of Suzuki yellow has been the DR-Z400SE.

Yellow Suzuki DR-Z400SE
Yellow Suzuki DR-Z400SE

You can see the same Suzuki Yellow on other off-road and dual-sport bikes, but the DR-Z400 is very common.

Suzuki V-Strom Yellow Motorcycles

Suzuki’s bigger adventure bikes have also been yellow-coloured since the recent XT years.

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Yellow RHS
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Yellow

I think Suzuki really nailed its “DR Big”-inspired design with the V-Strom 1050XT in particular.

Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Studio image rhs static
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 XT

The new 2023 models, the V-Strom 800DE and V-Strom 1050DE (with 21-inch front wheels), also have come in yellow colour schemes.

Suzuki V-Strom 800DE Studio yellow rhs 3-4
Suzuki V-Strom 800DE
2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE Yellow RHS 3-4
2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE

Suzuki Boulevard M109R

Suzuki saves some of their best paint jobs for the M109R and the Hayabusa. It looks even better in person! These are the two yellow colours in my guide to Suzuki Boulevard M109R colour schemes.

Suzuki Boulevard M109R Yellow and Black 1
Suzuki Boulevard M109R Yellow and Black

Previously, Suzuki had made it completely in yellow for the 2008 model year.

22008 Suzuki Boulevard M109R Yellow RHS 3-4
2008 Suzuki Boulevard M109R Yellow

See here for the M109R Buyer’s Guide.

Suzuki GSX-R600

Suzuki released quite a number of versions of the GSX-R600, GSX-R750, and GSX-R1000 in yellow. Below are a few.

2000 Suzuki GSX-R600
2000 Suzuki GSX-R600
2003 Suzuki GSX-R600 Yellow and Black
2003 Suzuki GSX-R600 Yellow and Black
2017 Suzuki GSX-R600 Yellow and Black
2017 Suzuki GSX-R600 Yellow and Black

Suzuki GSX-R750

Like the GSX-R600, the GSX-R750 came in a number of yellow / black colour schemes. Here are a few below.

2000 Suzuki GSX-R750 Black Yellow
2000 Suzuki GSX-R750 Black / Yellow
2003 Suzuki GSX-R750 Yellow Black
2003 Suzuki GSX-R750 Yellow / Black
2005 Yellow Black Suzuki GSX-R750
2005 Yellow Black Suzuki GSX-R750
2012 Suzuki GSX-R750, yellow
2012 GSX-R750 Daytona Yellow / Glass Sparkle Black
2017 Suzuki GSX-R750 Glass Sparkle Black Daytona Yellow
2017 Suzuki GSX-R750 Glass Sparkle Black / Daytona Yellow

Suzuki GSX-R1000

Finally, the GSX-R1000 came in yellow for a few model years. Here’s the iconic 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000, which is a very long way of saying “K5 Gixxer”.

Suzuki K5 2005 GSX-R1000 Yellow RHS
K5 Gixxer, Yellow

Suzuki GSX-8R (2024)

Suzuki GSX-8R Yellow RHS 3-4
Suzuki GSX-8R Yellow

Yellow isn’t very popular these days, but Suzuki is still faithfully making a few models, including the GSX-8R, an everyday commuter sport bike based on the 776 cc parallel twin engine we first saw in the GSX-8S naked bike.

Suzuki SV650

Suzuki released both the 1st and 2nd gen SV650 in yellow.

Suzuki SV650 1st gen, yellow, RHS
Suzuki SV650 1st gen, yellow

(Hunting for a good pic of the 2nd gen in yellow, if you have one.)

Suzuki TL1000R

The TL1000R (unfortunately also known as the “Widowmaker”) is an iconic V-twin superbike from Suzuki. It never won anything other than people’s hearts.

Suzuki TL1000R full fairing yellow RHS 3-4
Suzuki TL1000R

See more about the TL1000S / TL1000R here.

Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

In 2013, Suzuki released a special colour of the Hayabusa — Daytona Yellow / Glass Marble Black. This was the first year in which the Hayabusa was released with updated Brembo M4.32 callipers and ABS.

2013 Suzuki Hayabusa Daytona Yellow Glass Marble Black RHS
Daytona Yellow Glass / Marble Black RHS

I’ve been waiting for this colour scheme to come back for the Gen 3. Will it? Or am I going to have to do this by myself?

See the guide to the Suzuki Hayabusa generations here.

Triumph Yellow Motorcycles

Triumph hasn’t made many yellow motorcycles, but there have been flashes of light here and there. (Recently they’ve been more into the “Acid yellow” thing.)

Triumph Daytona 600 / 650 / 675 / 955i

Triumph made its classic sport tourer motorcycles in yellow — the triples as well as the fours.

Triumph Daytona 650 Yellow RHS 3-4
Triumph Daytona 650
Triumph Daytona 955i Yellow RHS 3-4
Triumph Daytona 955i Yellow RHS 3-4

You don’t see many of these… the Daytona 675 in “Scorched Yellow”.

2006 Triumph Daytona 675 Triple RHS, Scorched Yellow
2006 Triumph Daytona 675 Triple in “Scorched Yellow”

Triumph Speed Four

The Speed Four, the naked sibling of the Daytona 600, also came in yellow.

Triumph Speed Four RHS 3-4
Triumph Speed Four

Triumph Speed Triple 94R

This was a 2015 special edition of the Speed Triple.

2015 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 94R
2015 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 94R

Triumph Street Triple RS

Here’s a recent one. For 2023 Triumph released their iconic Striple in “Cosmic Yellow”.

2023 Triumph Street Triple RS Cosmic Yellow RHS 3-4
2023 Triumph Street Triple RS — Cosmic Yellow

Yamaha Yellow Motorcycles

Yamaha also doesn’t do much yellow, but it has in the past. It also tends to do it for anniversary models.

Yamaha XJR1300

Yamaha made the XJR1300 in yellow for a few model years, but most recently for the 2016 anniversary edition, before retiring the model.

2016 Yamaha XJR1300 anniversary studio front right
2016 Yamaha XJR1300 anniversary

Yamaha YZF-R1

Every 10 years, Yamaha releases a special edition of the YZF-R1 and YZF-R6, plus some other motorcycles. Well, they did in 2016 and 2006 anyway.

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 LE anniversary studio image rhs 3-4
2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 LE, 50th Anniversary Edition
2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 60th Anniversary
2016 Yamaha YZF-R1, 60th Anniversary

Yamaha YZF-R6

Yamaha also released the R6 in 50th and 60th anniversary yellow and black. Want one? Too late, they’re super expensive!

Yamaha YZF-R6 50th Anniversary RHS 3-4
Yamaha YZF-R6 50th Anniversary RHS 3-4
2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 60th Anniversary
2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 60th Anniversary

Wrap up

OK, I think you’ve seen enough. That’s enough yellow for a lifetime.

If there are any more yellow motorcycles I should include, let me know!

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  1. Love it! Proud owner of a yellow ‘05 Wing. Given the high % of drivers who state they “just didn’t see” the motorcycle they hit (especially when turning left in front of them), a high-vis colour like yellow makes perfect sense.

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